Silences
TitleSilences
DirectorColette Cullen
CountryIreland
Year1995
Duration21mins
FormatVhs video, 16mm mag
Description'Lying is done with words, and also with silence.' Adrienne Rich. Niamh is home in Ireland with her producer, Helen, looking at locations to film her prize-winning short story. They're staying with her parents which is causing underlying tensions to surface. Her relationship with her twin sister, Marion, is deteriorating while Helen's romantic interest in her is increasing. Everything comes to a head when Niamh decides to break the silence. This is the first known Irish film by a lesbian writer/director to be shot in Ireland by an almost-entirely Irish crew and deals with themes of invisibility, difference and self-expression.